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Meconopsis grandis - Prain.

Common Name Blue Poppy
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shady places amongst shrubs at elevations of 3000 - 5000 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas to China, Nepal and Tibet.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Meconopsis grandis Blue Poppy


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Meconopsis grandis is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - roasted and pickled[272].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Grows best in a woodland soil in partial shade[1, 200]. The soil should be lime-free, moist, well-drained and moderately rich[200]. Dislikes full sun and windy positions[200]. Plants are best divided every three years in order to maintain their vigour[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in late summer. Spring sown seed is slower to germinate[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Some growers prefer to divide the plant immediately after flowering[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

   Tue Feb 27 2007

I am interested in meconopsis grandis they are very beuotifull and they bring happinness when you see the blue color.

daniel   Fri Apr 10 2009

would like to get hold of these plants to trial...do you know where i could get sum seeds,, email me pls,,, willard_210@hotmail.com

david   Fri Apr 10 2009

try b-and-t-world-seeds.com for an international supplier.

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